Originally posted by MMOarQQ
Originally posted by miguksaram
Originally posted by alkarionlog
no to fixing wire? ask him what he is hiding? you can also just ask for someone take a look, just to see what its wrong, in any case, don't know how it work where you life, but try to file a complain or just send a tip for fireman or something about dangerous enviroment or something.
I'm going to have to second this. Any landlord who actually cared and wasn't trying to hide something would want to try and find out if their residence was a potential fire hazard/death trap. I'd figure out how to go about filing a fire code hazard and see if you can get the place inspected anonymously just be sure to keep distance yourself from any potential backlash if negative results were to follow. Obviously your landlord might suspect but that's hardly proof of anything.
EDIT: I've seen too many "horror shows" when it comes to improper wiring thanks to my wife's love of the home improvement channel or whatever it's called.
It's not a fire hazard when the breakers are functioning as they should. As long as the circuit configuration suffices for typical use, the owner isn't in the wrong.
If anything your advice will get him/her on the owner's shit list, and believe me, they have ways of making you miserable afterwards.
Perhaps you don't mind relying on a single point of failure (especially when it's pretty obvious the issues appear to be very poor wiring) but I certainly wouldn't stand for it and I'm sure the fire inspector would feel the same. That said, yes I am fully aware no ones likes being told they are in the wrong and now must cough up money to fix the issue. I mentioned that portion in my post. Too many landlords get away with substandard rentals simply because no one is willing to take the risk involved in pointing a finger.